Steven Reid Williams

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Steven Reid Williams
Steven Reid Williams playing at the Chophouse Bristol taken by Paul Roland Williams.jpg
Steven Reid Williams playing at the Chophouse Bristol
Background information
Birth name Steven Reid Williams
Born March 1976
Origin Bristol, England
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter-Musician
Labels Principle Records
Website www.stevenreidwilliams.com

Steven Reid Williams (born March 1976) is an English pianist and singer-songwriter born in Bristol, England.

Steve has played keyboards for several UK artists including Jamelia, Lulu, The Overtones, Heather Small, Tulisa, Nadine Coyle, Nell Bryden, Sarah Harding, Jay James, West End star Lee Mead, Kirsty Bertarelli and Ed Drewett, vocalist on Professor Green's smash hit, 'Need you tonight'. Alongside Ed, Steve supported Sir Elton John on some of the UK dates of his 2011 world tour.

Steve is also one of the four 'bandits' from Jess and the Bandits; a US meets UK country music collaboration with Texan singer, Jess Clemmons.

Steve's song "Need Your Love", written for the John Fenlon album "Rip it up",[1] was a runner-up in the blues category of the UK Songwriting Competition.[2]

Steve's album "Corners" was released in December 2007, the title track from which was a finalist in Radio 2's "Sold on Song" competition. The album also features a collaboration with UK blues singer Beth Rowley on "Too Much Too Late",[3] and also features work with Ben Castle, Gary Alesbrook on trumpet (Scissor Sisters, Kasabian), Andy Kinsman on sax (Kasabian, Noel Gallagher) and Cliff Moore, brother of guitar legend Gary Moore.

In 2008 Steve won the Adult Contemporary Category in the UK Song Writing Contest with 'The Better Part of Me'[4] from his 2007 release 'Corners'.

Following the death of best friend and musician Charlie Derrick in 2003, Steve has a played a key role in the Charlie Derrick Bursary[5] charity as bursar and from 2009, trustee. Steve is also closely affiliated with 'Footprint', the section of the charity dedicated to fundraising through musical events.

Discography[edit]

  • 2007: Steve Williams – Corners – Principle Records
  • 2008: Dr Sax – Take it to the bridge – Xpress Records
  • 2010: Nadine Coyle – Insatiable – Black Pen Records
  • 2011: Kirsty Bertarelli – Green – KB Recordings/Sony ATV
  • 2012: Jay James Picton – Play it by heart – Decca
  • 2012: Tulisa – BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2012 – Sony Music UK
  • 2014: Steven Reid Williams – Black and White Interpretations – Principle Records

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